Light Work presents the exhibition Barry Anderson: Intermissions

staff reports 08/19/09
Light Work is excited to announce a large-scale video art exhibition featuring work by Kansas City artist Barry Anderson. The exhibition, titled Intermissions, will feature primarily video work and some photography, and will take place in multiple venues in Syracuse and on the Syracuse University campus. This project represents one of the most ambitious exhibition projects Light Work has ever undertaken in its 36-year history.

This project is an ambitious collaboration at an unprecedented level here in Syracuse, and should bring a renewed focus on the arts by bringing many venues together. Venues include Light Work, the Robert B. Menschel Photography Gallery, the Everson Museum of Art, SUArt Galleries, the Warehouse, the SU Humanities Center, the Point of Contact Gallery, Community Folk Art Center, Red House Arts Center, the Schine Student Center, the Orange Television Network, and the Urban Video Project/Connective Corridor. The work will be featured on billboards; as projections on buildings; in galleries; on closed circuit TV in dorms, dining halls, and recreational centers; and in storefronts.

Anderson's work addresses our cultural need to escape the onslaught of media input through isolated fantasy worlds. By slowing or re-interpreting space and time, he strives to identify the existence of introspective spaces within the everyday, proposing that we don't need to retreat, but to re-envision, re-think what is already around us.

Multiple foundations and institutions are supporting this project, including the Central New York Community Foundation, Syracuse University's Division of Student Affairs, the 2009 Syracuse Symposium, and Lamar Outdoor Advertising. In addition to the 48-page exhibition catalogue, the venues will be outlined in a fold-out map available at all venues and throughout Syracuse or on our Google map. Venue details can be found on our website at
This Week's Intermissions Events

Everson Museum of Art: The Everson Museum of Art presents a video installation of Pigeon by Barry Anderson in the Robineau Gallery. As part of Th3 this month, Barry Anderson will give a gallery talk this Thursday, Aug. 20, beginning at 6pm.

SUArt Galleries: SUArt Galleries is screening the video piece Lawn Ornaments by Barry Anderson during the large-scale exhibition Winslow Homer's Empire State: Houghton Farm and Beyond, scheduled for Aug. 18 through Oct. 11. A free public reception will take place this Thursday during Th3 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Light Work: Light Work's Main Gallery features the video and sound installation Ectoplasmic Response by Barry Anderson.

Information About the Artist
Barry Anderson was born in Greenville, TX. He holds an MFA from Indiana University. His work has been shown throughout the country, as well as in Thailand, South America, Cuba, and the UK. Recent exhibitions venues include the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, KS; Milo
Gallery in Los Angeles; Marty Walker Gallery in Dallas; and White Flag Projects in St. Louis. He lives in Kansas City. Anderson participated in Light Work's Artist-in-Residence program in 2006. His videos can be viewed at his website at A video profile on Barry Anderson, created by Ellen Blalock courtesy of the Post-Standard, is available at

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